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Jogo Behaviour Support Ltd
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Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 4:00 PM GMT
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 7:00 PM GMT

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£132.00 per person (inc. VAT)  


This is an online event. 


6 Hour Certificate 

Using the Play Therapy Dimensions Model in Play Therapy

with Dr Lorri Yasenik

2 x Live Online Workshops

Tuesday 15th November & Tuesday 29th November 2022 

4pm - 7pm GMT UK time 

This 2 x session live online course will explore the Play Therapy Dimensions Model with Dr Lorri Yasenik.  The Play Therapy Dimensions Model is an integrative model to enable the Play Therapist to make informed decisions to meet the individual child’s needs. It incorporates two dimensions.  The unconscious/conscious dimension and the non-directive/directive dimension.  It is then further extended into four quadrants.  Children move between the dimensions and quadrants depending on their presenting need each session.  This model allows the Play Therapist to track and understand the child’s therapeutic process.  Dr Yasenik will examine the different dimensions and quadrants enabling Play Therapists to further develop their skills in tracking the child’s therapeutic process. Participants will be introduced to the Play Therapy Dimensions Model for use in conceptualizing and decision-making in Play Therapy.

The two Dimensions of Directiveness and Consciousness will be explored. When and how and why do play therapists decide to enter the play?

Those in attendance will examine the 4 quadrants (Active Utilization, Open Discussion and Exploration, Non-Intrusive Responding and Co-Facilitation) through the use of case examples.

Learn how to use the PTDM case conceptualization form through the use of a participant case example.

The training will also review 3 play therapy tools: The Child and Therapist Moderating Factors Scale, Degree of Immersion: Therapeutic Use of Self Scale and the Tracking and Observation Form.

The benefits of this course

Goals for Using the Play Therapy Dimensions Model in Play Therapy

    • Introduction to the PTDM and accompanying theory
    • List considerations for working on the continuum of directiveness
    • List consideration for working on the continuum of consciousness
    • Debrief a case using the Case Conceptualization Form
    • Describe at least 2 areas of the Therapeutic Use of Self Scale

 Learning Objectives

    • Describe at least two tools for conceptualizing a child session
    • Analyze a child case using the PTDM tools
    • List the therapeutic uses of self
    • Demonstrate the ability to enter the play
    • You will be adding to your knowledge and skills base to help you meet each individual child’s needs in Play Therapy
    • You will keep your practice contempory and up to date.
    • You will further enhance your skills in understanding and identifying the child’s individual Play Therapy process
    • You will gain 6 hours CPD hours towards your professional association’s requirements. 

Dr Lorri Yasenik 

Lorri Yasenik PhD, RPT-S, CPT-S is the co-founder and Director of Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute in Calgary Alberta Canada and the founder and co-director of the International Centre for Children and Family Law in Sydney Australia. Lorri is a registered Play Therapist- Supervisor with Association for Play Therapy (APT) and a Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT).

Lorri provides child psychotherapy and play therapy and delivers national and international training related to children’s issues and specialized child and play therapies including treatment of trauma, developmental issues, children of high conflict separation and divorce, attachment, domestic violence and adjustment issues.  Lorri has co-authored three books, multiple chapters and articles related to specialized child therapy and child related practice. 

APT Approved Provider # 06-179

Dr. Lorri Yasenik co-authored the Play Therapy Dimensions Model book with Ken Gardner, plus is the editor with Ken Gardner of the book Turning Points in Play Therapy and the Emergence of Self - Application of the Play Therapy Dimensions Model.